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The best three Linux introductions for beginners

Jan 19, 2009, 20:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"You don't have to buy Dell. There are other Linux netbooks where Windows users will feel somewhat at home. These include the ASUS Eee PC 1000 with Xandros Linux, which looks and feels a lot like Windows XP, and HP's forthcoming 2140 Mini-Note for business users. While the 2140's Linux, Novell SLED (SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop) 10 SP2 isn't especially Windows user friendly, it is very Windows network friendly. This makes it an interesting choice for businesses considering desktop Linux.

"Let's say you don't want to buy a Linux-equipped PC. How can you try Linux with no tears then? In this case, your next choice is to try Linux with a Live Linux CD or USB. These are Linux distributions that will boot and run from either a CD/DVD drive or a USB stick."

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